Frank Anatole Couvillon Sr.

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Frank Anatole Couvillon Sr., 89, of Ocean Isle Beach passed on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
He was a wonderful father and grandfather, a devoted husband, and embraced everyone he knew as part of his family. Our father was a spirited, intelligent man who had a strong will to live life well, inspiring others to do the same. Every person he encountered was significant to him. He believed anything was possible for any one of God's children and generously gave his time and resources to enhance the lives of others. Relationships were the jewels in his life.
Mr. Couvillon was born April 13, 1929 in Greenville, Miss., to the late Clarence Oge' Couvillon Sr. and Radie Dismuke Couvillon. He was raised on Steele Bayou near Rolling Fork, Miss., in the Mississippi River Delta. The years he enjoyed with his family growing up on Magnolia Plantation would influence the rest of his life. His deep velvet voice and storytelling was the instrument into your heart. He loved dancing, singing, Big Band music, jazz and the blues. Mr. Couvillon graduated from Central High School in Charlotte where he played football. After serving in the Navy during the Korean Conflict, where he received the Purple Heart award for valor, Mr. Couvillon went to work for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. at the Savannah River Site. In 1956, he and his wife married and moved to North Augusta, S.C., where they lived for the next 18 years and brought up their family. In 1974, Mr. Couvillon and his family moved to Ocean Isle Beach after being transferred to DuPont in Wilmington. He retired from DuPont after 30 years in management. Mr. Couvillon was a member of Shallotte Presbyterian Church and a recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award. He was also a football coach for the Optimist League in North Augusta.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Couvillon was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Brewer Couvillon; his youngest daughter, Aimee Clara Couvillon; his oldest daughter, Caroline Kay Couvillon Austell, and her husband, Larry Williams Austell; his older brother, Clarence Oge' Couvillon Jr.; and his sister, Nancy Augusta Couvillon.
Surviving are his two sons, Frank Anatole Couvillon Jr. and David Brewer Couvillon of Honolulu, Hawaii; his daughter, Anne-Marie Couvillon Rourk and husband Glen David Rourk of Shallotte; two beloved grandchildren, David Chandler Rourk II of Shallotte and Aimee Catherine Rourk Sasser and her husband, Alex Dean Sasser, of Hallsboro; sister, Irene "Dumpling" Deal of Lake Wylie, S.C.; sister-in-law Alice Couvillon of New Ellenton, S.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St., Shallott. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at the church. Entombment will be in Brunswick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 5229 Ocean Highway W., Shallotte.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, N.C.
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, 2018
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